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Yukari Oshima

 
 
 
 
Other names : 大岛由加利
Da4 Dao3 You2 Jia1 Li4
Daai Do Yau Ga Lei
Cynthia Luster
Yukari Tsumura
 
Birthdate : 31/12/1963
Nationality : Japan
Workplace : Hong Kong, Japan, Philippines
Activities : Producer (1), Actress (59), Cameo (4)

Biography

Yukari Oshima had a combination of talents and industry experience that is unlikely to be repeated. As a Japanese she defied the odds against non-Chinese actors to produce perhaps the largest filmography of pure contemporary action roles – more than 60 – of any performer reviewed here, appearing under three screen names in three distinct film industries (HK, Taiwan and The Philippines).

As a teenager Oshima studied judo and gymnastics, in addition to Goju ryu karate at a competitive level. Her physical conditioning allowed greater than 180-degree leg extensions, resulting in eye-popping high kicks. Oshima’s roundhouse could be to the head or neck – not just the torso. It is worth noting that Oshima was one of the relatively few prominent female action performers to actually be a martial artist. Other attributes included a year studying at Sonny Chiba’s stunt school, and stunt work on Japanese television before her movie debut in 1986. Yasuaki Kurota – an acquaintance of Oshima’s sifu – was reportedly instrumental in getting her a part in Sammo Hung’s “Millionaire's Express” (1986). The combination of martial arts and stunt skills were in evidence throughout Oshima’s career. No other female action performer would equal her falls and capacity to take – as well as give – physical punishment. With changes in the industry, Oshima relocated to The Philippines where she appeared in work directed by Phillip Ko, before returning to make more films on the Mainland toward the end of the decade.

Her last noteworthy appearance was in the “It Takes a Thief” (1999), and although “Digital Warriors” was marketed under her name, her participation was canceled and the project emerged as “Techno Warriors” without her. She reportedly continues to appear in films produced in the Philippines. Fans seeking recent titles should also definitely locate “Vengeance is Mine” (1997).
 
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Filmography
 [ 2010 - 1990 - 1980 ] 
 Alternate lists by alpha / genre / year
 
Title    ( HK -  All )  Year Activity
 
 Legendary Amazons 2011 Actress
 Double Sin 1999 Actress
 Golden Nightmare, The 1999 Actress
 It Takes A Thief 1999 Actress
 Gold Rush 1998 Actress
 Leopard Hunting 1998 Actress
 To Kiss Is Fatal 1998 Actress
 Challenge 1997 Actress
 Super Cops 1997 Actress
 Tiger Angels 1997 Actress
 Vengeance Is Mine 1997 Actress
 Top Fighter 2 1996 Actress
 Drugs Fighters 1995 Actress
 Power Connection 1995 Actress
 Deadly Target 1994 Actress
 Guardian Angel 1994 Actress
 Penal Reconnaissance, The 1994 Actress
 1/3 Lover 1993 Producer, Actress
 Angel Of Vengeance 1993 Actress
 Angel Terminators 2 1993 Actress
 Angel The Kickboxer 1993 Actress
 Avenging Quartet 1993 Actress
 Ghost's Love 1993 Cameo
 Lethal Panther 2 1993 Actress
 Project S 1993 Cameo
 Ultracop 2000 1993 Actress
 Beauty Investigator 1992 Actress
 Big Deal, The 1992 Actress
 Devil Girl 18 1992 Cameo
 Devil's Love 1992 Actress
 Direct Line 1992 Actress
 Fatal Chase 1992 Actress
 Gambling Ghost Are Ready 1992 Actress
 Hard To Kill 1992 Actress
 Kickboxer's Tears 1992 Actress
 Lover's Tear 1992 Cameo
 Mission Of Justice 1992 Actress
 Win Them All 1992 Actress
 Yes Madam‘ 92 : A Serious Shock 1992 Actress
 Angels, The 1991 Actress
 Devil Cat 1991 Actress
 Dreaming The Reality 1991 Actress
 Godfather's Daughter Mafia Blues, The 1991 Actress
 Spiritually A Cop 1991 Actress
 Story Of Ricky, The 1991 Actress
 Story Of The Gun 1991 Actress
 Angel Mission 1990 Actress
 Brave Young Girls 1990 Actress
 Midnight Angel 1990 Actress
 Never Say Regret 1990 Actress
 Outlaw Brothers, The 1990 Actress
 Punch To Revenge, A 1990 Actress
 That’s Money 1990 Actress
 Burning Ambition 1989 Actress
 Close Escape 1989 Actress
 Final Run 1989 Actress
 Framed 1989 Actress
 Lucky Seven 2 1989 Actress
 Angel 1986 Actress
 Book Of Heroes, A 1986 Actress
 Funny Family 1986 Actress
 Kung Fu Wonderchild 1986 Actress
 Millionaire's Express, The 1986 Actress
 

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 Yukari Oshima pictures :  (Hide)
To Kiss Is Fatal
Angel Of Vengeance
Angel Terminators 2
Angel The Kickboxer
Avenging Quartet
Project S
Kickboxer's Tears
The Big Deal
Yes Madam‘ 92 : A Serious Shock
Yes Madam‘ 92 : A Serious Shock
Dreaming The Reality
Dreaming The Reality
Story Of The Gun
The Godfather's Daughter Mafia Blues
The Story Of Ricky
A Punch To Revenge
The Outlaw Brothers
The Outlaw Brothers
Close Escape
Angel
Angel
Legendary Amazons
Kickboxer's Tears
The Godfather's Daughter Mafia Blues
 
 Other Yukari Oshima pictures :  (Hide)
To Kiss Is Fatal (2)
Top Fighter 2 (1)
Angel Of Vengeance (4)
Angel Terminators 2 (6)
Angel The Kickboxer (2)
Project S (1)
Beauty Investigator (1)
Direct Line (1)
Kickboxer's Tears (3)
Mission Of Justice (3)
 
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